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Al-Zawahiri not a given as heir to bin Laden

J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Tags: Ayman al-Zawahiri , Osama bin Laden , al-Qaida ,

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:40pm EDT

Training on law admitting gays moving smoothly

A non-event is how Army Vice Chief of Staff Peter Charelli describes the training that U.S. troops are getting on a new law allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. Most of the problems and trouble that had been predicted appears not to have materialized. The Pentagon has avoiding giving up details on the training because of concern that too much attention could enflame the issue. All of the training should be complete by mid august. Two point two million people need to be trained on the new regulation.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , defense

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 12:52pm EDT

Pakistan allegedly helped bin Laden to gain U.S. aid

Pakistan learned a hard lesson after the Soviet-Afghan war ended in 1989 and the U.S. abruptly terminated its covert support for the Afghan rebels: A large portion of that support was provided through and with the help of Pakistan.

Tags: Pakistan , Bin Laden

Monday - 06/06/2011, 08:14pm EDT

Pentagon surveys employers

The Pentagon wants to better understand how military service affects those who employ members of the Guard and Reserves. The Department of Defense is surveying about 80,000 employers of all sizes across the nation. Guard and Reserve members currently comprise about 50 percent of the military's total strength, according to the Pentagon. Defense officials say they generally receive strong support from companies who employ Guard and Reserve members, who sometimes must be away from their families and their jobs for extended periods of time.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , defense

Friday - 06/03/2011, 12:30pm EDT
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